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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
is a tradition involved in the defense supply chain and how it matters this symposium seemed appropriate and timely and one of the missions as he mentioned that the potomac institute is to elevate the policy discussions on the matter is of critical when portents to the nation. from not going to speak today to defy dewitt will only be to fill in for the deputy assistant secretary of, and security who unfortunately had to cancel at the last minute. i did have a short article you'll see on the front table and it's also on the web site, but the supply chain threat is as much a matter of national security as it is cybersecurity it's part and parcel and in some ways it is as difficult if not more difficult is ongoing in washington to address this nation needs a couple some discussion of how to approach this matter with the real concerns are even before we get to what the answers are it must be recognized as a threat. it must be recognized the status quo is not acceptable and it's not even possible. it's not going to remain the same one we were a mother and we must recognize the government inte
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
dimensions of cyber innovation both on the threat side and the defensive side. we are also joined by paul nguyen. he looks nice and all this but he's one of these guys that if you dig deep into his past he's a cool hacker. [laughter] he has a hacking pass and he put that past to good use. so we have to who really understand what the cutting edge of what's going on. let me open up, would you think about innovation, i am not an x. or industries by two very much realize, it has been discussed in this morning and perhaps a clichÉ of the young man in the philippines years ago who hatched the love bug virus. it just seems to me that we have evolved so much of far beyond us you've got stuxnet, major innovation. you still have the paul nguyen after just having fun and hacking into systems. but i would love to get a quick snapshot of how you both see this date like them both in the court world at the national security world of what you think the biggest headlines are. as you do what i want to throw one buys out and get, particularly catherine state, i would've these in glossy magazines called sov
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
is -- who answer the answer and where do we find it? but i see things -- i've been with the defense department for 35 years. everything is sigh saturday silent. i'm hoping you will do something about that in the educational system. starting with -- [inaudible] >> yeah. a lot there. both -- a couple of things. ultimately the question is what do we value? what skills are we trying to teach? .. >> it is clearly not the norm. it is clearly more the exception. i always get asked, what's the appropriate federal role. i think about that every day, what's our role, the state role, the local role. one of the best uses of time and resources, i think, is for us to shine a spotlight on best practices to help with more resources, with more flexibility, whatever it might be. so wherever we're seeing those skill sets being taught, shining a spotlight, convening groups of teachers and principals to talk about those things, we think, are really, really important. so we can help to try and build that culture. long way to go. the other thing that's emerging that i'm really interested in that's related
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in the department of defense for managing the supply chain and then all of a sudden decide that you are going to apply that single solution to everything the department of defense by is. we wouldn't people to buy anything if that were the case. >> the only thing i would add is the trusten suppliers of objects but also as melissa referred to in her talk those that support those things the trust that might install or maintain them as well. >> i think we are talking about multiple definitions of a trusted supplier to the if you look at it from the business point of view, many of the supply years have to go through a set of requirements that means whatever those security brandt integrity of the overall company whether it's a background investigation the companies have to go through to supply to other companies to meeting all of the legal requirements, for example the corruption act for mean osha standards and i'm just citing the ones in the united states they have to meet the requirements of many different countries laws, and sometimes it is difficult to become a supplier to a high brand-name a a
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
as little as $17,000 a year will then will be put in jeopardy, the hundreds of thousands of defense and technology jobs, and in my view, the men and women in our armed forces should never be used as a political bargaining chip to raise taxes on job creating small businesses. >> when you eliminate deductions, would you do that for everyone or high income earners? >> first, i'll point out the last rhetoric about taking veterans hostage on economic issues. that's exactly the kind of name calling we've got too much of in washington. we can debate policies, but that's the name calling we've seen too much in washington, and what's wrong with washington is not going to be fixed by more of that. now, back to the issue. george talked about his tax proposal. he was a u.s. senator. he was a senator for six years. during his time in the senate, his fiscal policies turned masses surpluses into massive deficits. the federal deficit went up $16,000 every second george allen was the united states senator. voted to raise the debt ceiling four times, voted to raise his own salary four times. now he's
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of this country and support the smart investment to ensure a strong defense down the road. take this opportunity to turn off your cellphones. thank you. joining us today, four distinguished military leaders and representatives from the department of defense. very concerned childhood obesity poses a real threat to our long-term national security. let me introduce our speakers. general richard myers served as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff from 2001-2005. admiral james loy, u.s. coast guard retired. former deputy u.s. secretary of homeland security. the attendant general norman seip brigadier-general belinda pinckney and mr. charles milam, acting secretary of defense for military community family policy. our first speaker will be admiral james loy. we will take a few questions from the me after all the speakers conclude and we will segway to 1-on-1 interviews. thank you. >> good morning to you all. thank you, amy and thank you for use -- for your personal commitment to this cause. if you think this is difficult, try 300 general officers. thanks to the leadership of amy's team we made good p
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
as the defense and its face it popular at the beginning like the health care reform act and so long, the stimulus looked upon unfavorably by a lot of voters because even though many have felt the economy come back from cataclysmic tester it didn't exactly turn into a picture of health and voters tend to be unforgiving on things like that. what's going on? the first factor is the economy. it's not great now, but it's better than it used to be and i think we are beginning to get the sense that voters are getting credit for how much things have improved relative to a disastrous economic situation in the first year. voters can remember a few years back there some political scientist who maintained they can't remember what they had for breakfast and basically they just voted what's happening. i think we see in fact there is an influence of where it went before and how people see the current incumbent in that light so as we are seeing the economy pick up a bit with consumer confidence gain strength that this is helping obama take the edge of the economic strategy to say obama is the president come is a
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
is the progress of technology and the events of the increased efficiency of technology and missile defense which probably is grain to have different kinds of arms control going down to the ctbt among other things. >> thank you. it's good to see you. picture of arms control over the next four years. welcome from the perspective of president obama come he has made no secret of the fact of his so-called prague initiative that he is eager to pursue a continued step by step productions in the nuclear weapons. so that is one priority goal for this administration. it is a goal by the way that is laid out in the preamble to the new s.t.a.r.t. treaty. so it is a goal that the russian federation and the united states have both articulate it. sir, i think that we will be looking for ways to accomplish those reductions. the president the day that he signed the treaty leigh of three goals for the next round of negotiations. he said we want to seek reductions in the non-strategic nuclear weapons as tactical nuclear weapons, non-deployed nuclear weapons, that is weapons tel dan the storage facilities, and redu
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
israel's iron dome which is the missile defense system. we did it collectively. and when israel was faced with the palestinians going to the united nations, and declaring, asking for unilateral declaration of statehood, there was one country, one country that stood with israel and stop that, and that was the united states of america with me talking to the president of the united states and the secretary of state making sure that did not happen. >> moderator: thank you. our next question comes from brent boynton it will directed to senator heller. >> those of us have heard of the drought come and different degrees of nevadans, just how devastating it can be to the stake him if it were listed as an endangered species. economist tells it would shut down a lot of our economic development. realistically, what can you do in the senate to prevent that from happening. heller: there's a lot we can do on this particular issue. it's a huge issue. for someto grow. hunting and fishing in the state of nevada, i have a little bit of experience with it. 's stage growls isn't a big issue for the state of
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and it is and plaine defense. we need to go on offense. we need to enact the right to work and we need the troup workers' comp reform. true toward reform that doesn't get overwritten coming and we need to get paid to play out of our government. >> moderator: jim higgins? higgins: i don't know if we are compared to other states. i think that we are doing about average. it has to do with the national economy as a whole, so i, you know, i'm not going to say we are ahead or lagging behind. but the things that we can do and misery is to just simply get out of the way, and get the government out of the way, and government jobs come on the agree with dave, they are not the answer. all they do is drain money, public money from the state, and when you have government employees you really don't know. you don't know how, what they are paying and what their value is or how to employ them. so the free market decides that, supply and demand again, that tells you what to pay employees and aware to hire, who to hire and how to hire. the less you can get the government to step aside, the better. >> moderator: le
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the requirements the defense contractors must send out notices to the employees were going to be laid off and those employers are already talking about layoffs and they are getting nervous. if you are a dividend investor and will get 15 to 45%, january 1 with some probability, you are starting to worry about being in the market. so this isn't something that is going to wait until january. it's already hurting the economy and if we look over the fiscal cliff would be responsible and extreme, so the entire issue in the fiscal cliff is to get from here to the spring of 2013 being good stewards of the economy and not costing the recession and that should be the goal. now, if you look at the pieces of the cliff, the first payroll tax cut, this temporary holiday i think there is pretty much a bipartisan consensus that is going to go away. there are some tax increases. it is inconceivable but we are going to get rid of the taxes in the affordable care act between now and january 1 savitt is another increase that is going to happen for sure. that puts a premium on avoiding the rest of these tax hikes and s
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
of this report. a report put together by three very eminent australians, by angus houston, a former defense, by michael, a former expert, by paris aristotle, an expert in refugee and asylum seeker issues. it is this that has guided the government and i want to take this opportunity to thank those three and it australians for the work. now, yesterday of course we saw people out on the politics climbing with the scoreboard was out of this report. the truth is out this report that for every political party in this parliament, including the government, including the opposition, ethics of this report and doors parts of the policy, that is the truth of this report. i say it think about the things the government has advocated it is also true about the things that the opposition has advocated. now, deputy speaker, that is the conclusion of angus houston's panel and its work. and i think it is incumbent upon us and now to put those political scoreboards and that point making a side to put aside the shouting and the rhetoric that is characterized this debate, and to actually get on with the job of an
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
. the offshoot of that is medical doctors are saying that we are doing less defensive medicine these days. the massachusetts medical society issued a report yesterday called "the -- state of the work force study or something like that, and they do find there's been a little shift, and doctors are now ordering fewer tests to, you know, the concept of defensive medicine -- explain that or -- >> host: please do. >> guest: okay. the concept is the patient comes in. the doctor says you're complaining of a headache, let's order up all of these tests and special scans to make sure that you don't have a brain tumor so you don't come back to me in five months and sue me for missing this. the medical profession tells you they are ordering fewer tests because now they see patients on a more routine basis, and they are not coming in complaining of a severe headache after not seeing a doctor for seven years because they have insurance and they can make primary care visits. >> host: okay. >> guest: and not show up at the emergency room. >> host: ivan in massachusetts on the democrats' line. >> caller:
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
building for cybersecurity including investment in strong cyber defense protections and work force training. for decade, industry and government worked together to protect the security of assets that reside in private hands from airports and sea ports, broadcast systems, and nuclear power plants. there's no reason we can't work together in the same way to protect the cyber systems of the core critical infrastructure upon which so much of the economic well being, national security, and daily lives depend. nonetheless, in the current landscape, we execute cybersecurity missions under an al mall gum of authorities that need to be updated, clarified, and streamlined. the plain fact is that we must address cybersecurity now, not years from now, and dhs is committed to working with all affected parties to move forward quickly on this issue. in the meantime, we're moving forward on building our own world class cybersecurity team with a strong dependable work force pipelined for the future. we are making investments in the cyberwork force, growing our national cybersecurity division by more than 60
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
of put romney on the defense of that time and score the point that they want to score and still remain within the facts on that. and, of course, that's how they've tried to connect the dots on abortion is by taking romney's position there. so i think it's all about themes. you know, they have their themes and images keep hitting them. and in some cases they've got to connect dots that really are not there. >> d.c. places for either campaign that is paid a price or misrepresenting facts? >> well, again, as was pointed out it wasn't republican consumption but in the conflation of those groups, the 47%. i think -- >> let's limit this to messages that are intended for general consumption. tv advertising, speeches, that sort of thing. >> that's kind of depressing. last night. >> you follow the reaction that you get from --.net. >> in the photo in the polls or in campaign money or in something that matters. >> it sounds like you have a control group or anything. i mean, what i often say is i don't write for politicians. i write for voters and try to make voters are informed. politicians will
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